Paul W. Comiskey

Reader Input: California should end death penalty

The conservative, Republican legislature of the conservative Republican State of Nebraska recently applied conservative, Republican principles to the death penalty and voted to abo ...

Reader input: Fawn Lady does good work

I was walking on a trail near my home a few springs ago.  I came upon a fawn in the middle of the trail.  I gave it a wide berth hoping  that its mother was hiding i ...

Reader Input: We must unite with same zeal

I was a child during World War II. Our entire lives were devoted to winning the war. We totally accepted rationing of food and other scarcities. Government posters with a soldier ...

Reader Input: Death verdicts squander funds

District Attorney Scott Owens is squandering taxpayer money pursuing death verdicts while our libraries are closing for lack of funds. California has 751 men and women on death r ...

Reader Input: Our death penalty costs way too much

(Placer County District Attorney) R. Scott Owens and (Sacramento County District Attorney) Jan Scully recently announced that they will be seeking the death penalty for Marcelo Mar ...

Reader Input: Let’s do right by county’s homeless

Will Placer County use the barracks jail at DeWitt for a homeless shelter? Now is the time to decide. The way we treat the homeless in our community is a wrong and we need to act. ...

Reader Input: Prop. 47 not such a big step

The sky is not going to fall because voters passed Proposition 47. Misdemeanors may be “citable” but offenders can still receive up to a year in jail for a misdemeanor. ...

Reader Input: Pay supes a fair salary

I am voting to raise the wages of our county supervisors. Their present salary is niggardly, cheap, disgraceful and obscene considering the size and wealth of our county. It is a ...

Reader input: Homeless issue needs innovative approach

A recent story on National Public Radio told about the enormous increase of laws that make crimes out of actions that homeless people do every day to survive. Auburn apparently is ...

Reader Input: Justice planning group flawed

The best governmental decisions are made with openness, shared information, discussion, debate and diverse points of view. This lesson was learned by our forefathers centuries ago. ...